Reggie Bicha, Executive Director for the Colorado Department of Human Services, visited the Young Scholars Academy while promoting the importance of reading at an early age and discussing the struggles faced by the early childhood workforce. Read the full article from The Gazette.
NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY CHILD MALTREATMENT PREVENTION FRAMEWORK FOR ACTION – COMMUNITY PLANNING GRANTS Proposals are currently being accepted for the Child Maltreatment Prevention Framework for Action – Community Planning Grants. This initiative is supported by the Colorado Department of Human Services and the Zoma Foundation. Early Milestones Colorado (Milestones) is the lead agency supporting…
“It’s amazing and disheartening that in an industry so vital to children, families, and the Colorado economy, early childhood programs cannot afford to pay their teachers a livable wage,” said Jennifer Stedron, executive director at Early Milestones Colorado. Read the full article from The Denver Post.
It’s a move that illustrates the anxiety providers face in finding high-quality staff and the gaps that exist in the state’s early childhood worker pipeline. Read the full article from The Atlantic magazine and check out Colorado’s Early Childhood Workforce 2020 Plan.
Whether you’re in a rural community or the Denver metro area, “Child care programs cannot really charge what it truly costs to provide high quality care, because nobody would be able to afford it. On the other hand, families can’t pay any more than they already are. That’s particularly true in some of our rural…
From Adams County to Chaffee County, Colorado communities are leading the way to advance children’s social and emotional health. Learn more about inspiration for LAUNCH Together – a first-of-its kind effort – and the power of public-private partnerships. Read the full Chalkbeat article here.
Young children in Chaffee County who need additional resources to improve their social and emotional health will benefit from a $2 million LAUNCH Together grant awarded to early childhood councils in Chaffee and Fremont counties. Read the full article.
Here is some good news about educational inequality: The enormous gap in academic performance between high- and low-income children has begun to narrow. Learn more: “The Good News About Educational Inequality”
Colorado is the first state to replicate the full Project LAUNCH model using private funds. Click here to read more about LAUNCH Together in ZERO TO THREE’s newsletter.
Early Milestones Colorado is thrilled to be featured in Gary Community Investments’ online investment portfolio. In an effort to improve the lives of Colorado’s children and their families, we are partnering with the Buell Foundation, Colorado Department of Education, Colorado Department of Human Services and Gary Community Investments to address early childhood workforce challenges. Click here to learn…